I spent about a week shuffling through all the possibilities for New Year’s resolutions this year. Last year was easy. I had just graduated from college, ended a relationship, moved, got a new position at a couple of magazines, and was forced to move forward. I decided to build upon the curve ball that I was thrown and just start swinging. And as the year ended and I finished my first semester of grad school, I found it wasn’t as easy to come up with another resolution.
I was already keeping up pretty regularly with the usual resolutions that involved making healthier and smarter choices, which made the year 2013 almost seemed like too good of a year to top. However, after one of the roughest New Year Eves that I’ve ever experienced, I realized that I would have to approach my New Year’s resolution from a different angle.
This year, my resolution is that I will not be at the same party for the next New Year’s Eve. I don’t want to be anywhere near the craziness that has accidentally become an annual rager. I figured in order to do so, throughout the year I would have to reach out, meet new people, travel to new places, experience new things and accept an invitation at a normal New Year’s Eve party somewhere else.
After 2013’s year of building I want 2014 to be a year of a less extreme type of change. The party over here has gotten predictable and everyone here is always the same.